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Powering up computing capacity

When Matthew Marinella left a research role at Sandia National Laboratories after 11 years to become an associate professor of electrical engineering at Arizona State University, he didn’t leave all of his Sandia ties behind. Since joining the faculty of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of…

Federal Circuit Hands Zillow a Win, Ruling IBM Map Display Patents Cover Abstract Ideas

Federal Circuit Hands Zillow a Win, Ruling IBM Map Display Patents Cover Abstract Ideas

“Using a computer to ‘concurrently update’ the map and the list may speed up the process, but ‘mere automation of manual processes using generic computers does not constitute a patentable improvement in computer technology.’” – Federal Circuit The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today issued a precedential decision finding that two…